Fertility Issues & Erectile Dysfunction

  • Natural ways to up fertility?

    QUESTION

    Dear Ask the Midwife,

  • Female infertility -- How do you diagnose and treat it?

    One out of every six couples is affected by Infertility. Couples who are unsuccessful in their attempts to get pregnant can undergo an infertility diagnosis. If the condition rests primarily with the female partner, that's referred to as female infertility. Let's find out how to diagnose and treat it!

  • Do fertility drugs raise your risk of cancer?

    Is it true that you increase your risk of cancer if you use fertility drugs? Some of the earlier studies have suggested an association. Find out what the newer meta-studies are showing.

  • Sex during fertility treatments -- bringing sexy back

    Infertility takes a toll on you physically, emotionally, financially and sometimes spiritually. You've got a lot of stress ruling your sex life. Between the medical interventions and hormones, your libido may have bottomed out. Can sex during infertility be sexy?

  • Getting to the roots of infertility

    One in six couples experience heartbreaking infertility issues. Often the first step to treating infertility is determining the underlying causes. See how examining your lifestyle, diet and environment can get to the roots of infertility.

  • Progestin Treatment for PCOS Might Reduce Pregnancy Chances

    Recent findings by the NIHCD might send physicians scrambling for alternative treatment options for their PCOS patients. Progestin appears to decrease the odds of conception instead of making it more likely.

  • In the News: In Vitro Treatment Produces Shocking Results For Couple

    Congratulations! It's a...oops...not your baby. That's what happened to a gay couple in London when their second child was born.

  • Dealing with Secondary Infertility

    You got pregnant so easily with your first baby. This time's different. You've been trying and month after month, you're bewildered by a negative test What's wrong?

  • Making In Vitro Fertilization More Effective

    The deep yearning for a child leads some couples to try IVF treatments. IVF comes with a hefty price tag. These couples are keen to do everything they can to increase the odds of conceiving a baby, given the expense.

  • Going Gluten-Free Helps Couples Conceive

    Could going gluten-free help you get pregnant? Many researchers believe undiagnosed or latent celiac disease might also be a major cause of unexplained fertility in men and women.

  • Progestin Treatment for PCOS Might Reduce Pregnancy Chances

    Recent findings by the NIHCD might send physicians scrambling for alternative treatment options for their PCOS patients. Progestin appears to decrease the odds of conception instead of making it more likely.

  • Afraid to take the test

    I am a new memeber to this site and the ability to blog has got he hooked. I feel like I finally talk about what I feel and what I am going through and maybe someone will TRULY understand.

  • About Male Impotence (Erectile Dysfunction)

    Erectile dysfunction is also called male impotence. It is defined as the persistent inability to maintain or to achieve an erection of sufficient rigidity to have satisfying sexual activity. It is one of the most commonly untreated medical disorders in the world.

  • Dealing with Secondary Infertility

    You got pregnant so easily with your first baby. This time's different. You've been trying and month after month, you're bewildered by a negative test What's wrong?

  • In the News: In Vitro Treatment Produces Shocking Results For Couple

    Congratulations! It's a...oops...not your baby. That's what happened to a gay couple in London when their second child was born.

  • Speaking Up About Erectile Dysfunction

    Approximately 30 million men in the United States have trouble achieving or maintaining an erection, and though there are effective treatments for erectile dysfunction, most of these men do not seek treatment...

  • PCOS and Ovulation

    QUESTION

    Dear Midwife,
    I was just wondering if you have to have a period every month to conceive and or ovulate?

    I was diagnosed with PCOS years ago and so my periods are very irregular. I don't even know for sure if I am even ovulating. How can I find out if I am ovulating when I do have my period?

    Thank you,
    Misty

  • Ectopic and Infertility

    Two weeks after our long-awaited positive, we found it was an ectopic pregnancy. We were devastated. Now I want answers to why. Can I still get pregnant without treatment? Will it turn out to be normal? I feel hopeless and all alone. My family is more tuned in to my sister being pregnant and forgetting about my loss. I hope you can help! Read Debbie and Mara's reply.

  • Lubricants and Trying to Conceive

    QUESTION

    Dear Sexperts,
    My wife and I are trying to conceive. She doesn't lubricate naturally from foreplay such as touching her vagina or sucking her nipples. We even watch porn together. I have to perform oral sex to her which she enjoys very much.

    The problem is that we cannot use saliva because germs in the saliva can kill the sperms. We also cannot use KY lubricant since it also kills the sperms. We used baby oil (it was suggested in a book) as lubricant. We do not feel anything when we have intercourse because the baby oil is so slippery. What can we do?

  • Counting Your Eggs: Can a New Test Predict Your Future Fertility?

    For women trying to determine how long they can postpone starting a family, a new fertility predictor, called Plan Ahead, may provide some insight into the length of their fertile lifespan, but does this test offer only false promises?